Bishop Declan has contacted all Parishes to say that It is now clear from the last Government communication that churches must be closed.
This is a change from the original notification that churches could remain open for private prayer. The Government now considers that with the church door open it could be an occasion for people to gather and not observe social distancing.
Although the Church building is closed to keep us all safe, the mission of the Church is still very much open.
Please do call the Parish Office if you need practical help or spiritual guidance at this time. Please leave a message if no one is available to take your call and we will get back to you. We have a group of volunteers who are ready to help in any way possible with food and pharmacy deliveries if you are elderly or self-isolating and have no support.